Substrate moisture level for Scolopendra subspinipes


Jan 20, 2017
I just received my subspinipes yesterday and thought I had her enclosure all set.

Now that I'm looking at most people's setups, I think I might have over moistened my coco coir substrate. She doesn't seem to mind, but to put my mind at ease I wanted to check with everyone here to see what you think.

If i pickup a handful, I can squeeze a good bit of water from it. There isn't any standing water on the bottom of the enclosure, but it is pretty darn moist. Anyone have more experience with this species of pede? I know they like the humid tropical environment, but I might have good overboard with the water.